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Route 1 Crash Victim Was Visiting U.S. from Poland

The automobile crash early Sunday morning on Route 1 southbound claimed the life a Polish Citizen identified as Karol Lukasz Jablonski, 26, of Mikolaja Kopernika, Poland. Jablonski had reportedly been in the U.S. for approximately a month visiting friends and family.

He and the three passengers in the Jeep Wrangler he was driving were ejected from the vehicle just after 7 a.m. Sunday when he struck a utility pole on the southbound side of the highway between Alexander Road and Carnegie Center Boulevard.  The three other occupants, ages 23, 25, and 26, one of Trenton, N.J. and two of Philadelphia, Pa., were taken to the Capital Health – Regional Campus Hospital in Trenton by West Windsor Township Emergency Medical Services and the Twin W Rescue Squad.

All three were reported to be in stable condition as of 2 p.m. today, police said. The three surviving occupants told investigators at the scene that they were asleep when the crash occurred.  An eyewitness at the scene told investigators they observed the Jeep veer off the road for unknown reasons.

The accident is currently under investigation by the West Windsor Township Police Department and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.  Ptl. Frank LaTorre is the lead investigator for the Township.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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